All Reports & Projects by the National Association of Scholars in the Academic Freedom topic

Academic Freedom Reports

Charting Academic Freedom

103 Years of Debate
David Randall

A resource for anyone interested in the issue of academic freedom on college campuses in America. Charting compares fourteen published statements on academic freedom in twenty-five categories. We hope it will be helpful to scholars interested in how the debate has shifted in the 100+ years following the American Association of University Professors’ foundational 1915 Statement of Principles and legislators, jurists, all participants in the current debates, and members of the general public.

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The Architecture of Intellectual Freedom

Peter Wood

In 2015, campuses across the country erupted in protests aimed at limiting the freedoms of professors and fellow students. Over time, the National Association of Scholars felt a commitment to restate the contexts of academic and intellectual freedom, including their application to a liberal arts education. The NAS published an updated edition in early 2018, to respond to the continuing infringement of liberty by university administrators.

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